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The CW Renews The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and 90210

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A couple weeks before it unveils its official 2012-2013 schedule, The CW has removed a bit of mystery from its May 17 Upfronts in New York City...

... by announcing renewals today of The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and 90210.

  • Vampire Diaries Sweeps Poster
  • New Supernatural Poster
  • Hopeful Annie

The Vampire Diaries will enter its fourth season in the fall, while Supernatural - whose return was assumed when it named a new showrunner last month - goes into its eighth and 90210 its fifth.

The network will now face some difficult decisions.

Gossip Girl is expected to receive a shortened final season, but the somewhat surprising renewal of 90210 doesn't bode well for Hart of Dixie, The Secret Circle or Nikita. (Sorry, Ringer fans, but we can't even pretend this series has a shot anymore.)

CW development head Thom Sherman made it clear earlier this year that he and his team are excited about a number of pilots and are looking for the network's next breakout hit. It hasn't had one since The Vampire Diaries.

Of the following options, which do you most hope gets picked up?

 

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Nikita fans don't forget to watch tonight's episode "Crossbow" because this is the last episode that airs before the CW makes its decisions to renew or cancel on May 17!

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Yayyy!!! 90210 :D

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I gave up on 90210. I gave up on the original series when it was out as well. I prefer Gossip Girl, (I don't know why the show has such low ratings when on review websites, the show gets more comments than others), Supernatural, VD (getting a little bored of it though) and The Secret Circle.

Demididi

secret circle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i want second season and then third.it is the best tv show ever!!!

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i love vampire diaries,please make vampire diaries more and long season and beautiful episode,more more seasons. my favorite and its d best tv show ever.please make it more.iam addicted to the vampire diaries,specially to elena,damon,stefan

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You guys kidding? 90210's so fucking addictive..Best Show EVER!
thanks CW for its renewal.So Excited!!! B)

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I LOVE 90210, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND GOSSIP GIRL.
Please renew Gossip Girl. It is a classic and one of my favorite shows of all time.
90210 has been amazing lately so I dont know what all of the 90210 haters are talking abut. I will be a 90210 fan 4 life!

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90210? Proof that The CW really isn't ready for primetime and I'm it's target audience! Hart of Dixie should be renewed!

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WTH 90120 she show hasnt been good since season one. i used to watch it but it has gotten dull and pointless, why is it getting an early renew....SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN IT> erg

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Keep vampire diaries , 90210 , and hart of Dixie and gossip girl !!!' we love them !!!!!!